ROGUE RIVER TRAIL HIKING TRIPS

Hike the Rogue River TrailOriginally built for pack mules supplying miners in the Rogue River canyon, the Rogue River Trail is now over 100 years old and has become one of the great historical trails in the country. More than 20 years ago Rogue Wilderness Adventures established the four day supported hiking trip featuring stays at historic lodges. You’ll have the luxury of hiking the trail with a day-pack, water, camera and a snack while the rest of your gear gets transported on the boat. Our raft-supported hiking trips also allow you to meet up with your guide and support-raft to replenish your water, sit down and have a great lunch, and get trail tips and highlights from the guide. Each evening you’ll arrive at one of the historic lodges and enjoy comfortable cabins, hot water and private bathrooms. Evenings include fun dinner conversation with other guests and the joy of falling asleep knowing you get to do it all again tomorrow.

All our hiking trips run in May and June then again in September and October. In the summer months the Rogue River Hiking Trail is too hot to hike. Our trips begin at Grave Creek trailhead about 30 miles west of the town of Grants Pass. The elevation at the trail head is 689 feet and at Foster Bar the elevation is 474. Generally, you are walking down hill most of the way. The trip will take at least 4 days and 3 nights.

Rogue River Hiking Wild & Scenic Section: 4 & 8 Day Trips

Nationally protected since 1968, the Wild & Scenic Section of the Rogue River offers exciting whitewater, incredible hiking, overnight camping, historical lodges and cell phone-free adventures. Trips leave on specific dates due to permits. We offer a variety of unique hiking trips on the Rogue River.

4 Day Raft SupportedLodge to Lodge HikingWiking TripsHiking & Wine Tasting Around The Rogue8 Day Wiking Journey Backpack BettysWoman's Only Trip Hopilicious HikeHiking & Beer Tasting

Wild & Scenic Section Services

Additional services that we provide for the DIY adventurer.

Rogue River Hiking Trail MapWild & Scenic SectionHiking Car ShuttlesShuttle You & Your Gear




4 Day Raft Supported Lodge to Lodge Hiking Trips


4 Day Raft Supported – Lodge to Lodge Hiking on the Rogue River
Wonderful escape from the modern world. No cell phones. You’re on vacation for four days with nature all around you. Hiking on the Rogue River trail is done between May and mid June and again September thru October. Hiking the trail in the summer is not recommended due to extreme heat and no shade on the trail. All Rogue Wilderness Adventures hiking trips include van service from our office to Grave Creek and return trip from Foster Bar. Car shuttling is available.


    2016 Trip Dates (3 night lodge)
    May: 5, 11, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24, 30, 31
    June: 6, 7, 14, 16
    September:  3, 5, 10, 13, 15, 20, 25, 30
    October: 5, 10, 15

    Other dates may also be available, please call (800) 336-1647.

    • Duration: 4 Days
    • Season: May/June and September/October
    • Age: Adults and Mature Youth
    • Start: 8:30 am at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge near Galice, Oregon
    • 40 miles of hiking over four days
    • Raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs
    • Four days/three nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
    • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening
    • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
    • What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river
    • Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, Government access fees

    Daily Mileage
    Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
    Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
    Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
    Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


    (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

    Day 1
    8:30 am – Meet at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge, 8500 Galice Road, Merlin, OR – map). Meet your guides, pack gear into dry bags, map orientation, lock car and place keys in key storage.
    9:30 am – Arrive at Grave Creek Trail head. Trail orientation and safety discussion about rafts and trail.
    10:00 am – Hiking on trail, with water breaks, lunch stops, and fantastic views of the Rogue River Canyon.
    4:00 pm – Raft will row hikers across river to Black Bar Lodge.
    6:00 pm – Appetizers and dinner, generator is turned off at 10 pm. Lights out.

    Day 2 
    7:30 am – Breakfast
    9:00 am – Load boats and cross river back to trail. (Common for hikers to ride boat for 4 miles to shorten hike.)
    10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trail-side.
    4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
    6:00pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial Lodge. Generator is on all night.

    Day 3 
    8:00am – Breakfast, and relax and have extra cup of coffee.
    9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
    10:00 am – Hike up trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit museum.
    1:00 pm – Hike down river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
    2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

    Day 4
    7:30 am – Breakfast
    8:30 am – On the trail.
    12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
    2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

    Take Out Instructions
    Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $110, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival at about 4 pm.


    What is the difficulty of the trail?
    The Rogue River trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

    What are the hazards on the trail?
    Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

    How high are the rapids ranked?
    Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

    What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
    On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses but, in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

    What do we wear?
    Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

    What do we bring?
    When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

    Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
    We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

    Do you provide drinks?
    We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to have.

    What kind of food do you serve?
    We do a picnic style lunch that includes healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast on lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

    What lodges do we stay at on the river?
    Depends on the trip. We use Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

    Where is the best place to stay the night before the trip?
    Morrison’s Lodge is the preferred lodging location in our area for convenient orientation and launching of your trip.

    Other Lodging Options

    • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
    • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
    • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
    • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
    • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

    Campgrounds
    Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

    If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


    Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form

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    Wiking 2016: 4 Day Wine Hike on the Rogue River Trail

    Wiking – 4 Day Wine Hike on the Rogue River Trail
    “Wiking” is our wine hiking trip with the Rogue River as our backdrop. As with our hiking trips you’ll hike between wilderness lodges but, with “wiking”, we bring a winemaker on the trip and offer wines. The guest winemaker will present their wines at the lodges each evening, and offer insight into their craft.  The lodges are privately owned and welcome hungry and tired hikers each evening. The lodges are comfortable, clean and rustic.


      2016 Trip Dates
      (3 night lodge)

      May 23 (SOLD OUT)
      June 16
      September 15 (SOLD OUT)
      October 5

      • Duration: 4 Days
      • Season: May/June and September/October
      • Age: Adults over 21
      • Start: 8:30am at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge near Galice, Oregon
      • 40 miles of hiking over four days
      • Raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs
      • Four days/three nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
      • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening
      • Wine tastings at the lodges each evening
      • These trips are operated in conjunction with Wine Hopper Tours
      • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Lodge on the on fourth day
      • What’s Included: All meals, wine, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river
      • Not Included: Guide gratuity, Government access fees

      Daily Mileage
      Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
      Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
      Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
      Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


      (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

      Day 1
      8:30 am – Meet at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge (8500 Galice Road, Galice, OR – map). Meet your guides, pack gear into dry bags, map orientation, lock car and place keys in key storage.
      9:30 am – Arrive at Grave Creek Trail head. Trail orientation and safety discussion about rafts and trail.
      10:00 am – Hiking on trail, with water breaks, lunch stops, and fantastic views of the Rogue River Canyon.
      4:00 pm – Raft will row hikers across river to Black Bar Lodge.
      6:00 pm – Appetizers, wine tasting and dinner, generator is turned off at 10 pm. Lights out.

      Day 2 
      7:30 am – Breakfast
      9:00 am – Load boats and cross river back to trail. (Common for hikers to ride boat for 4 miles to shorten hike.)
      10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trailside.
      4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
      6:00 pm – Dinner, wine tasting and fun evening at Marial Lodge. Generator is on all night.

      Day 3 
      8:00 am – Breakfast, and relax and have extra cup of coffee.
      9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
      10:00 am – Hike up trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit museum.
      1:00 pm – Hike down river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
      2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek. Dinner and afternoon wine tasting on the deck.

      Day 4
      7:30 am – Breakfast
      8:30 am – On the trail.
      12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
      2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

      Take Out Instructions
      Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $110, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival about 4 pm.


      What is the difficulty of the trail?
      The Rogue River trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

      What are the hazards on the trail?
      Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

      How high are the rapids ranked?
      Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

      What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
      On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses, but in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

      What do we wear?
      Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

      What do we bring?
      When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

      Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
      We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

      Do you provide drinks?
      We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to have.

      What kind of food do you serve?
      We do a picnic style lunch that include healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast for the lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

      What lodges do we stay at on the river?
      Depends on the trip. We use Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

      Where is the best place to stay the night before the trip?
      Morrison’s Lodge is the preferred lodging location in our area for convenient orientation and launching of your trip.

      Other Lodging Options

      • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
      • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
      • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
      • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
      • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

      Campgrounds
      Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

      If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


      Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form



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      Wiking Around the Rogue River in 8 Days

      Wiking Around the Rogue in 8 Days
      We’ve taken our very popular four day supported wine hike and added a full Southern Oregon experience to this already great trip. Our guests always ask what to do in Southern Oregon before and after their trip. So, we decided to take all our favorite places and tie them into a great eight day journey.

      This fantastic journey is fully guided and all lodging and meals are included.


        2016 Trip Date 
        (7 night lodge)

        Trip date to be determined

        • Eight Day Excursion in Southern Oregon and Redwoods
        • Crater Lake National Park, four day lodge to lodge hike and a visit to Redwoods National Park
        • Fully guided eight day trip including meals, wine, lodging and transportation
        • Days three thru six includes a four day supported lodge hike down the Rogue River Trail
        • Raft is available to ride on during multi-day hike for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs
        • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening
        • What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, rafts, seven nights lodging and airport shuttles
        • Not Included: Guide gratuity, alcohol at meals, Government access fees


        We’ll start with airport pick-ups in Medford, Oregon and comfortable accommodations in Grants Pass, Oregon. A welcome dinner at a local winery will launch our trip with an itinerary briefing and introduction to our group and guides. The next day we’ll travel by luxury passenger van to Crater Lake National Park, visit a winery on our way back to Grants Pass, and dine by the river that evening.

        On day three we’ll pack up our gear and hit the Rogue River trail and hike for four days staying in the historic lodges deep in the canyon. Guides will carry your gear from lodge to lodge via raft. Our guest sommelier Liz Wan will present Oregon wines at the lodges each evening. At the end of the hike on day six we’ll stay in Gold Beach on the Pacific Ocean. A great dinner ocean-side followed by a walk on the beach is a great way to close out our Rogue River experience. We’ll drive down the Oregon coast on day seven and visit Redwoods National Park, and then drive through the spectacular Applegate Valley and taste wine our final afternoon in Southern Oregon. Our last night will be spent in a historic in historic and beautiful Jacksonville, Oregon staying in a historic hotel in this beautiful city. The following day, shuttles to airport are included.

        Day 1
        Arrival in Medford, Oregon Airport, transfer to Grants Pass, Oregon
        4:00 pm – Check into Lodge at Riverside Hotel in Grants Pass, Oregon
        6:00 pm – Welcome Dinner at Troon Vineyards in the Applegate Valley

        Day 2 
        Crater Lake to Grants Pass
        8:00 am – Breakfast at hotel
        9:00 am – Depart to Crater Lake
        11:00 am – Visit Crater Lake National Park
        4:30 pm – Wine Tasting in Upper Rogue Region
        7:00 pm – Dinner at Rivers Edge Restaurant in Grants Pass, 2nd night at Lodge at Riverside

        Day 3 
        Hike down trail to Black Bar Lodge 9.3 miles
        8:00 am – Depart to Rogue Wilderness office
        9:00 am – Hike the trail. Lunch served trailside.
        4:00 pm – Raft will row hikers across river to Black Bar Lodge
        6:00 pm – Appetizers, Wine Tasting and dinner, generator is turned off at 10pm. Lights out.

        Day 4
        Hike from Black Bar Lodge to Marial Lodge 14 miles
        7:30 am – Breakfast
        9:00 am – Load boats and cross river back to trail. (common place for hikers to ride boat for 4 miles to shorten hike)
        10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trailside.
        4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial lodge
        6:00 pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial lodge. Generator is on all night.

        Day 5
        Hike from Marial Lodge to Paradise Lodge – 5 miles
        8:00 am – Breakfast, and relax and have extra cup of coffee
        9:30 am – Be ready to hike
        10:00 am – Hike up trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit museum
        1:00 pm – Hike down river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck
        2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.
        6:00 pm – Dinner

        Day 6
        Hike from Paradise Lodge to Foster Bar – 10 miles
        7:30 am – Breakfast
        8:30 am – On the trail
        12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls
        2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp
        3:00 pm – Arrive at Pacific Reef Resort at Gold Beach, Oregon
        6:00 pm – Dinner at Spinner’s Restaurant in Gold Beach, Oregon

        Day 7
        Drive down the Oregon Coast to the Redwoods
        8:00 am – Breakfast
        9:00 am – Hwy 101 and Jedediah Smith State Park
        12:00 pm – Drive up Hwy 199 Redwood Hwy
        2:00 pm – Wine Tasting in Applegate Valley
        7:00 pm – Farewell Dinner In Jacksonville, Oregon.  Lodging at Wine Country Inn

        Day 8
        Breakfast in Jacksonville
        Departures to Airport


        What is the difficulty of the trail?
        The trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

        What are the hazards on the trail?
        Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

        How high are the rapids ranked?
        Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

        What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
        On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses, but in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

        What do we wear?
        Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

        What do we bring?
        When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

        Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
        We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

        Do you provide drinks?
        We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to have.

        What kind of food do you serve?
        We do a picnic style lunch that include healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast for the lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

        What lodges do we stay at on the river?
        Depends on the trip. We use Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

        Where is the best place to stay the night before the trip?
        Morrison’s Lodge is the preferred lodging location in our area for convenient orientation and launching of your trip.

        Other Lodging Options

        • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
        • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
        • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
        • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
        • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

        Campgrounds
        Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

        If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


        Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form



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        Mother's Day Bettys with Backpacks 4-Day Supported Wilderness Lodge Trip

        Mother’s Day 2016 Bettys with Backpacks – 4 Day Raft Supported – Lodge to Lodge Hiking on the Rogue River

        Come celebrate Mother’s Day with a hike along the Wild and Scenic Rogue River!  Our May 8th-11th Betty’s with Backpacks hiking trip is focused on mothers and daughters this year. Come join us on the Rogue River trail to create mother/daughter memories you’ll always cherish.  All Rogue Wilderness Adventures hiking trips include van service from our office to Grave Creek and return trip from Foster Bar. Car shuttling is available.


          2016 Trip Date
          (3 night lodge)

          Mother’s Day Bettys with Backpacks: May 8 – 11

          • Duration: 4 Days
          • Age: Ladies, friends, mother, daughter, sisters
          • Start: 8:30am at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge near Galice, Oregon
          • 40 miles of hiking over four days
          • Raft with guide shadows hikers and carries gear, sets up lunch, available for first aid and boat ride when needed
          • Four days/three nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
          • Great food, lunches served trailside, fun dinners at lodges each evening
          • End: 4:30pm back at Morrison’s Lodge on the fourth day
          • What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river
          • Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, Government access fees

          Daily Mileage
          Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
          Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
          Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
          Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


          (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

          Day 1
          8:30 am – Meet at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge (8500 Galice Road, Merlin, OR – map). Meet your guides, pack gear into dry bags, map orientation, lock car and place keys in key storage.
          9:30 am – Arrive at Grave Creek Trail head. Trail orientation and safety discussion about rafts and trail.
          10:00 am – Hiking on trail, with water breaks, lunch stops, and fantastic views of the Rogue River Canyon.
          4:00 pm – Raft will row hikers across river to Black Bar Lodge.
          6:00 pm – Appetizers and dinner, generator is turned off at 10pm. Lights out.

          Day 2 
          7:30 am – Breakfast
          9:00 am – Load boats and cross river back to trail. (Common for hikers to ride boat for 4 miles to shorten hike.)
          10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trail-side.
          4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
          6:00 pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial Lodge. Generator is on all night.

          Day 3 
          8:00 am – Breakfast, and relax and have extra cup of coffee.
          9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
          10:00 am – Hike up trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit museum.
          1:00 pm – Hike down river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
          2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

          Day 4
          7:30 am – Breakfast
          8:30 am – On the trail.
          12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
          2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

          Take Out Instructions
          Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $110, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours and arrive about 4pm.


          What is the difficulty of the trail?
          The trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

          What are the hazards on the trail?
          Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

          How high are the rapids ranked?
          Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

          What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
          On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses, but in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

          What do we wear?
          Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

          What do we bring?
          When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

          Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
          We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

          Do you provide drinks?
          We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else you would like to have.

          What kind of food do you serve?
          We do a picnic style lunch that include healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast for the lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

          What lodges do we stay at on the river?
          Depends on the trip. We use Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

          Where is the best place to stay the night before the trip?
          Morrison’s Lodge is the preferred lodging location in our area for convenient orientation and launching of your trip.

          Other Lodging Options

          • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
          • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
          • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
          • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
          • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

          Campgrounds
          Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

          If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


          Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form



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          Hopilicious Hiking The Rogue River Trail 2016

          Hopilicious Hiking on the Rogue River Trail
          “Hopilicious” is a spin-off of our popular Paddles and Pints rafting beer experience. Beer and boots hit the trail Labor Day Weekend. Hike the trail and arrive at a comfortable river-side oasis where guides turn into chefs and prepare tasty meals that will compliment beer tastings. All camping gear and equipment for your trip will be shuttled between camps by raft. Tents, sleeping bags and beer will be set up for you when you arrive at camp each evening. Our featured brewer will spend time explaining their craft and point out interesting facts about their beers. We’ll highlight the northwest’s best as well as bring in some rare international brews, as well.


            2016 Trip Date 
            (2 night camp / 1 night lodge)

            Date to be announced soon.

            • Duration: 4 Days
            • Season: Spring/Fall
            • Age: Adults over 21
            • Start: 8:30 am at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge near Galice, Oregon
            • 40 miles of hiking over four days
            • Raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs
            • Four days/three nights, camping nights one and two, then Paradise Lodge for night three
            • Great food, brew master featuring the best Northwest beers
            • Beer tastings each evening
            • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Lodge on the fourth day
            • What’s Included: All meals, beer, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river
            • Not Included: Guide gratuity, Government access fees

            Daily Mileage
            Day 1: 10.2 miles to first camp
            Day 2: 11 miles to second camp
            Day 3: 7 miles to Paradise Lodge
            Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


            (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

            Day 1
            8:30 am – Meet at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge (8500 Galice Road, Merlin, OR – map). Meet your guides, pack gear into dry bags, map orientation, lock car and place keys in key storage.
            9:30 am – Arrive at Grave Creek Trail head. Trail orientation and safety discussion about rafts and trail.
            10:00 am – Hiking on trail, with water breaks, lunch stops, and fantastic views of the Rogue River Canyon.
            4:00 pm – Camp activities, setup camp, read a book, relax, hike, nap.
            4:30 pm – Beer tasting and presentation by brewmaster.
            6:00 pm – Dinner and beer pairings.
            Evening of storytelling and beer stories.

            Day 2 
            7:30 am – Breakfast
            9:00 am – Load boats and hit the trail.
            9:30 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trail-side.
            4:30 pm – Camp activities, more relaxing, wow, those guides know how to cook. I’m so full! Wow, dessert. Okay I guess I can eat more. More Beer.

            Day 3 
            8:00 am – Breakfast, and relax and have extra cup of coffee.
            9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
            10:00 am – Hike the trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit museum.
            2:00 pm – Hike down river to Paradise Lodge. Enjoy a day/evening at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

            Day 4
            7:30 am – Breakfast
            8:30 am – On the trail.
            12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
            2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

            Take Out Instructions
            Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $110 and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival at about 4pm.


            What is the difficulty of the trail?
            The Rogue River trail is a moderate hike. Elevation gains and drops are about 1000 feet a day. Typical day of hiking is flat, then up 75 feet, around a corner down 30, flat for 5 minutes, then drop 20 then up 40 feet. The trail follows the river and sometimes leaves the river and goes deep in the forest to later pop out again at the river. The trail was built for pack mules or miners who had to push a wheelbarrow down the trail.

            What are the hazards on the trail?
            Most common are poison oak and ticks. We, of course, have bears and rattlesnakes too. However, bear and snakes are rare, but poison oak and ticks are not. If you are scared of heights, there a few spots on the trail that do have a significant drop to the river. We encourage you to use caution when passing these areas.

            How high are the rapids ranked?
            Rapids are classed on a scale from 1 to 6.

            What happens if you need to go to the bathroom?
            On the Wild and Scenic Section, the lodges have bathrooms, and many of the places we camp have outhouses, but in case an outhouse isn’t available, we carry a porta-potty. There are 17 toilets available to rafters in the canyon. We make sure you have a bathroom available at all stops.

            What do we wear?
            Dressing safely and comfortably (not to mention fashionably) for river trips is a challenging task. It is very important and should not be taken lightly. For much of the season, you will need two sets of clothing: one for on the river and one for camp or lodge. During the day shorts, swimsuit, water sandals, hat and sunglasses are best. Sun protection is always a priority. There is no shade on the river.

            What do we bring?
            When you book a trip we will send out an itinerary on what you need to bring. You can also find it on our Itinerary and Gear List page.

            Do you serve alcohol on the trips?
            We do not provide alcohol. You are welcome to bring alcohol with you on the trips. For the multiple day trips we provide a cooler for you to store any extra drinks you would like to bring. Beer and wine are available at the market up the street from our store.

            Do you provide drinks?
            We serve water and juice on our trips. You are responsible for bringing anything else  you would like to have.

            What kind of food do you serve?
            We do a picnic style lunch that include healthy light meals ideal for river trips. On our multiple day trips, the lodges will provide dinner and breakfast for the lodge trips, and our guides will turn into gourmet cooks for the camp trips. They will cook anything from bbq chicken to fajitas to stir fry to salmon and steak. They follow it up with a dessert like strawberry shortcake, chocolate cake, or cheesecake. If you have any kind of dietary specifications, please let us know so we can accommodate them.

            What lodges do we stay at on the river?
            Depends on the trip. We use Black Bar, Marial and Paradise.

            Where is the best place to stay the night before the trip?
            Morrison’s Lodge is the preferred lodging location in our area for convenient orientation and launching of your trip.

            Other Lodging Options

            • Weasku Inn (541) 471-8000 (about $195) – www.weasku.com
            • Double Tree Guest Ranch (541) 416-0120 (about $145) – www.doubletree-ranch.com
            • The Lodge at Riverside (541) 955-0600 (about $175) – www.thelodgeatriverside.com
            • Riverside Inn (541) 476-6873 (about $145) – www.riverside-inn.com
            • Holiday Inn Express (541) 471-6144 (about $160) – www.hiexpress.com

            Campgrounds
            Indian Mary, Griffin Park, and Almeda Park all take reservations. For reservations call 1-800-452-5687 or visit www.reserveamerica.com

            If you have any questions about our trips, please call our offices 7 days a week at 1-800-336-1647. Our friendly office staff is glad to answer any questions about our trips or visiting the great state of Oregon.


            Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form



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            Rogue River Hiking Trail Map

            Rogue River Trail Map

            Purchase Your Own Rogue River Hiking Trail Map
            Rogue River Trail Hiking Maps are available from our office. Waterproof, 28″ x 10″ full size. Order your map today! Call 1.800.336.1647 for more information.

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            Rogue River Hiking Car Shuttles

            Car Shuttles
            Our shuttle service offers a locked parking lot at our office in Merlin, Oregon. Leave your car with us and we’ll take you and your gear to the trailhead. Your car will be delivered to the scheduled location on your requested day. We offer this service due to the problem of break-ins and car thefts at the Grave Creek Trailhead. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR AT GRAVE CREEK.

            2016 Shuttle Pricing
            All Rogue Wilderness Adventures trips include van service from our office to Grave Creek and return trip from Foster Bar. Car shuttling is available. These shuttles are intended for self-guided hikers on the Rogue River Trail who are not on a Rogue Wilderness Adventures trip.
            Foster Bar / Agness (Bear Camp Road) – $135.00
            Foster Bar (Eden Valley Route) – $185.00
            Foster Bar (Coastal Route) – $210.00
            Van Service for up to 14 People + Gear (Grave Creek / Foster Bar) – $325.00

            Shuttle services are available from Foster Bar, please call for more information.

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